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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sewing Olympics: 5 Garment challenge - the first completed garment

Here's the first garment of my Autumn wardrobe which I am sewing whilst the Olympics are on TV!
It is too warm here to wear this yet, but I shall be glad of it when the weather starts to cool in Autumn.
The fabric is a lovely soft viscose knit by John Kaldor, bought at the Harrogate Show a while back. I planned to sew it up for last Autumn but didn't quite realise my plans.
The pattern is an adaptation of New Look 6735, with a forward head alteration, the sleeves lengthened by 4" and the neckband replaced with a soft roll neck collar.

I've made this exact style twice before and its a great alterative to a roll neck for those of us strangled by a normal roll neck. Its a great good if you are a bit sensitive to wool, to wear under under wool V neck sweaters or wool jackets which would normally chafe on the neck.

I plan to make myself a pile of these for this coming winter to wear under boiled wool jackets, but this is probably the only one for the Olympic Challenge!


Julie Culshaw said...

Very nice, and smart to sew clothes ahead of the season. Whereas you need to add 4" to your sleeves, I have to take off 3".

SewRuthie said...

The sleeves are only 3/4 length in the pattern, so this was to make them full length for cool season warmth :D

L said...

My goodness. You work fast! I switched gears and decided to resume working on my Lady Gray coat. SWAP sewing will commence...um...eventually. =)

Rhoto said...

Hello Ruthie!!
Goooo GB ;D
Do you have a tutorial for the soft rolled neckline?? ;D
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)